For over 10,000 years, Japanese culture entirely absorbed contemporary and traditional art through nature and artistic expression. From native Japanese house or temple architecture to amazing treasures and ancient entertainment, are just a few of the cultural wealth of Japan to be inherited by the next generations.

  • Japanese Treasure
  • Kyocera Museum of Arts in Kyoto City presents national treasures like artifacts, handwritings, crafts, paintings, sculptures and other treasures in Kyoto. Incredible artworks showcase traditional techniques and skillful hand-made creations that absolutely mold the prosperous history of Japan treasures.

  • Japan’s architectural design
  • Ancient houses, temples, and castles architecture symbolize the great artistry in Japan history. During the Jomon period, the Japanese made use of timberwood to create a strong base for earthquakes. When western architecture began, Japanese architecture was refined into a modern style.

  • The Traditional Performance Arts
  • The entertainment world of theatrical play represents Japanese history in performance arts in terms of traditional music and dance presentations. UNESCO awarded the title Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity to ‘kabuki’ as a dance-drama theater shows dynamic styles of acting. As well as the outstanding puppet theater called ‘bunraku’. Bunraku performs classic love stories, tales, history events, and legends. Also, bunraku puppets were controlled by puppeteers instead of threads to make lifelike expressions and actions.

  • Japan’s iconic garment: Kimono
  • Japanese fashion is known all throughout the globe and it’s no doubt that even the traditional kimono of Japan was being used on all occasions and as fashion design in this modern era. Silk, wool, or synthetic fabric are common materials to weave a kimono. A casual kimono called ‘yukata’ and being paired with wooden slippers called ‘geta’ are typically worn during summer.

  • Japanese cuisine
  • Japanese cuisine is entitled for Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO because of its impressive cooking mastery and Japan islands’ natural ingredients. Traditional Japanese cuisine known as ‘washoku’ stands for ‘wa’ as Japan and harmony, and ‘shoku’ for food and to eat. It is defined as all Japan’s natural ingredients are harmoniously mixed and skillfully presented.

    Japan’s rich culture indeed incorporates nature and artistic hands. People impart history by appreciating one’s heritage. And in this way, people would have the pride to share the experience of discovering Japan’s culture.